Summary: Bought this based on reviews and my self confidence as a reasonably tech-savvy individual. Boy did it take me down a peg. Followed the Wi-Fi instructions to the letter. Nada. Plugged it directly into the router via ethernet. Nada.
Summary: Faulty. I bought this from Target, yet came here to warn of the lack of troubleshooting. I was excited to watch my home while at work, and this was a great price for a good looking design. However, in set-up the instructions were vague and told me to follow the app, which was even less intuitive.
Summary: I own 4 Dlink cloud cameras: DCS-5020L, DCS-5010L, DCS-930L, DCS 932L for 2 years. I have a Buffalo router (on the manual, it said with a DLink cloud router, you have zero configuration!!!). The setup was very easy with all of them.
Horrible set-up software, cameras keep needing to be reset--NOT recommended
21 February 2015
Summary: I really cannot recommend these cameras. I am a technical expert and have installed and used various other brands of Internet security cameras prior to buyingand setting up these. Without exception, these D-Link cameras are the absolute worst to set up and keep running.
Summary: This camera is decent with the features it comes with, BUT I personally would not pay the retail price this camera commands. On paper, it looks like a great camera, but once you actually set it up and start using it, you see all the shortcomings. The microphone's quality isn't good at all.
Pros: - Limited night vision capability. - Connection to network via wifi or ethernet. - Can store video over network to a network drive or to a microSD card.
Cons: - Resolution is fairly low. - The low resolution + low night vision range make for pretty bad night / low-light image. - It's not PoE capable - If you set it to store video on the microSD card and whoever you're filming sees the camera, they can simply take the card out of the camera. - Having se...
Summary: I couldn't get it to work with my windows 8 os......the installation site kept telling me I needed Java. .....tried to download java.....wouldn't download...so I'm not sure if it was me bing a dummy...or if my computer was being difficult so I got frustrated and returned the item
Firmware 1.23 Does Not Send Emails: DCS-942L Rev A
12 September 2014
Summary: I had no problem getting this camera connected to my network. I did not use the dlink cloud: I connected it all manually. Immediately downloaded and installed the latest firmware 1.23. Everything seemed to be working well with the exception of email.